Dear Zayn, Please Chill

17 August 2015, 13:21 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

Zayn Malik Grey Hair Instagram
Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

Your fav is problematic: Zayn Malik

For as long as we've known Zayn Malik, he has been the poster-boy for people who are too good looking for their own good. As the standout in a sea of slightly above average British boys, going solo has only further highlighted this indisputable truth. 

One Direction 'This Is Us'  premiere

But I think it's time someone said it. I think it's time to let Zayn know that he needs to find some chill before his fans find it for him. 

These last few months have been a roller coaster ride for all of us, but it never occurred to us that Zayn might literally become the shade king of Twitter in just a few short months. Normally, such a title would be reserved for the Azealia Banks' of the world (a woman who single handedly derailed her own career using a microblogging site). 

When Zayn left One Direction he and Naughty Boy threw shade at Louis Tomlinson. When Zayn signed a record deal with RCA he threw shade at his old bandmates. Zayn most recently threw shade at Calvin Harris on twitter after the DJ stood up for Taylor Swift. And when he broke up with Perrie he threw shade at Little Mix. 

This might not have occurred to Zayn, but perhaps fans don't want to see him throwing shade at his former friends and the woman who he claimed to love for three years. It's messy and it's yucky. 

Zayn has the opportunity to become the next Justin Timberlake. Let me tell you something about Justin Timberlake. He didn't get to where he is today by shading Nsync and Miss Britney Jean Spears. He got where his is by making bad movies and being friends with Jay Z. So get with the program, Zayn because your "Seniorita" ain't gonna write itself.

Justin Timberlake is proof that the solo formula works. Zayn distinguished himself from the One D boys, cut his hair, split with his popstar girlfriend, and earned himself a solo contract. If he sticks to the plan, Zayn could have it all (all meaning a Jessica Biel type and a lot of respect from me).

Zayn Malik out in LA

By virtue of his hotness, Zayn has essentially become a parody of himself. He has lost sight of the fact that he left One Direction to pursue a solo career. The music is what will ensure his fan base doesn't disappear into thin air but the feuding, subtweets, and cheap shots need to end. 

Zayn must either be saved or be stopped.